On this day.... January 22

JANUARY 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • IVAN THE GREAT (1440-1505)
  • SIR WALTER RALEIGH (1552-1618)
  • LORD BYRON (1788-1824)
  • GRIGORI RASPUTIN (1869-1916)
  • D.W. GRIFFITH (1875-1948)
  • SAM COOKE (1931-1964)
  • BILL BIXBY (1934-1993)
  • JOHN HURT (1940-2017)
  • STEVE PERRY (1949, 69)
  • LINDA BLAIR (1959, 59)
  • MICHAEL HUTCHENCE (1960-1997)
  • DIANE LANE (1965, 53)
  • DJ JAZZY JEFF (1965, 53)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1842, CHARLES DICKENS ARRIVES IN BOSTON WITH HIS WIFE
  • IN 1901, QUEEN VICTORIA DIES AT 81 AFTER RULING BRITAIN FOR 73 YEARS
  • IN 1946, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INTO LAW
  • IN 1953, ARTHUR MILLER DEBUTS “THE CRUCIBLE” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1957, GEORGE METESKY, THE MAD BOMBER, IS ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF SETTING OFF MORE THAN 30 EXPLOSIONS
  • IN 1966, THE BEACH BOYS RECORD “WOULDN’T IT BE NICE” FOR THE ALBUM “PET SOUNDS”
  • IN 1968, NBC DEBUTS “ROWAN AND MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN”
  • IN 1968, APOLLO 5 LAUNCHES TOWARDS THE MOON
  • IN 1968, ARETHA FRANKLIN RELEASES “LADY SOUL”
  • IN 1972, “EMERGENCY” PREMIERES ON NBC
  • IN 1972, DAVID BOWIE COMES OUT AS BISEXUAL IN AN INTERVIEW WITH “MELODY MAKER”
  • IN 1972, DON MCLEAN BEGINS A SEVEN WEEK REIGN AT #1 WITH “AMERICAN PIE”
  • IN 1973, GEORGE FOREMAN DEFEATS JOE FRAZIER FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1973, THE SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF ABORTION IN ROE V. WADE
  • IN 1973, THE US, NORTH AND SOUTH VIET NAM SIGN AN ACCORD ON BOUNDARIES
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON DIES AT 64
  • IN 1976, “CHARLIE’S ANGELS” DEBUTS ON CBS


  • IN 1987, POLITICIAN R. BUDD DWYER SHOOTS AND KILLS HIMSELF ON LIVE TELEVISION
  • IN 1988, MIKE TYSON BEATS LARRY HOLMES FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1989, THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS WIN THE SUPER BOWL AND COACH BILL WALSH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
  • IN 1991, IRAQI SOLDIERS BEGIN DESTROYING KUWAIT’S OIL FACILITIES
  • IN 1991, KIMBERLY BERGALIS WINS A MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FROM HER DENTIST, FROM WHOM SHE CONTRACTED AIDS DURING A TOOTH EXTRACTION
  • IN 1993, PRESIDENT CLINTON’S CHOICE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, ZOE BAIRD, WITHDRAWS FROM CONSIDERATION OVER “NANNYGATE”, HER ILLEGAL NANNY
  • IN 1993, A 2 YEAR OLD DIES FROM E. COLI POISONING FROM A JACK IN THE BOX HAMBURGER
  • IN 1995, ROSE KENNEDY DIES AT 104
  • IN 2005, DONALD TRUMP MARRIES HIS THIRD WIFE MELANIA



  • IN 2006, KOBE BRYANT SCORES 81 POINTS IN A GAME VERSUS THE TORONTO RAPTORS
  • IN 2008, HEATH LEDGER DIES OF AN OVERDOSE AT 28
  • IN 2010, CONAN O’BRIEN HOSTS HIS LAST EPISODE OF “THE TONIGHT SHOW”
  • IN 2012, THE PATRIOTS DEFEAT THE BALTIMORE RAVENS FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN 2012, JOE PATERNO OF PENN STATE FOOTBALL DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 85
  • IN 2012, ADELE BREAKS THE BEATLES RECORD WHEN “21” SPENDS ITS 16TH WEEK AT #1
  • IN 2017, JARED KUSHNER IS SWORN IN AS “SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT”

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